Impromptu experiment in joy

Reading Mike Mason’s account of his ninety day experiment in ‘rediscovering God’s gift of joy’ (the book’s subtitle) has meant that a lot of my posts lately have been tagged ‘joy’.  I like that about my blog right now.

Reflecting on joy, tasting it, entering into it, grappling with maintaining it when circumstances seem adverse…these are my experiences in what seems to have become my own impromptu experiment in joy.  And I am learning that joy is a discipline, perhaps even a habit(?), one which is sometimes a fight.

But to say too much of that would give the impression that joy is always the product of hard work, when sometimes the truth is that it comes as pure serendipitous gift from God.  Listen to the latest thing from Mike Mason’s book which has been reverberating around my consciousness for the last few days…

This is the voice of joy.  When God starts telling you things that are too good, so great and wonderful that you laugh out loud with joyous relief, you’ll know you’re in touch with the real Jesus.

What has God been telling you lately that is too good, so great and wonderful that you laugh out loud with joyous relief?

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